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Library is now Public

07 Aug 2014 21:40 #37662 by fats
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hi,

I've had a number of requests to make the library open to guests after i closed it to members only, I've resisted the move as I didnt want people to access the library without being a member and put additional load on the server and cause problems, but after caster's request which was the 10th I talked with Lfan and he agreed that opening the library again would be a good thing.

So once I sorted the server I changed the menu item to allow access to the library for guests, I will closed it to members IF it adversely affects the server.

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08 Aug 2014 17:40 #37670 by smoki07
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Very kind from you to do so, even it I did not understand the idea as being member is free of cost!

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09 Aug 2014 03:59 #37671 by d_k_c
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Yeah I don't get it...Is it that much of a burden to log in? Id prefer if my stories were not available without logging in

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09 Aug 2014 04:23 - 09 Aug 2014 04:25 #37672 by Jabbrwock
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I prefer when possible to not store login credentials on my mobile device, and I tend to use relatively secure (thus, hard to remember) passwords. Which has left me unable to access the SWM library for the past few months except when I am at home. I appreciate the change back to a public library.

I'm not entirely clear why anybody would want the library password sealed, especially if anybody can get a password for free. I understand why it might need to be password sealed to reduce traffic on the site and prevent overloading the server, but want it sealed?

Oh well, I don't need to understand people with differing opinions, I just need to accept that they hold them.
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09 Aug 2014 04:38 #37673 by lfan
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In my mind, I think having the stories outside the wall lets more people enjoy them and opens them up more easily to organic search. Combined with the fact that so many of the authors also cross post their stories to open sites such as brawna, DtV, DA, etc. made the decision to make the stories "open" logical, IMO.

If any authors have a MAJOR issue with his, please email me and let me know. I cannot guarantee we can do any special concessions, but we can look into it

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